Candidate Information

April 7, 2015 – Consolidated Election Candidate Information
Those seeking to run for local political office at the April 7, 2015 Consolidated Election may pick-up candidate packets from the City Clerk at the Administration Office beginning Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Seven (7) Aldermanic positions one (1) for each of the seven (7) Wards, are up for election.

The first date to circulate petitions for candidacy is Tuesday, September 23, 2014.

Candidate filing will take place Monday, December 15, 2014 thru Monday, December 22, 2014 at the Administration Office in City Hall, 209 N. York St. between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. M-F. If multiple candidates from the same Ward are in position at the open of business (8:30 a.m.) on Monday, December 15, 2014 they will file simultaneously and a lottery will be used to determine ballot placement. If multiple candidates from the same Ward file within the last hour of filing (4:00p.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday, December 22nd) they will be considered filed simultaneously and a lottery will be used to determine ballot placement.
Lottery for ballot placement will take place at the Administration Office at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2014. The lottery is open to the public though candidates are not required to attend.

Nomination papers shall be deemed to be valid unless objections are filed in writing (an original and two copies) within five business days after the last day for filing nomination papers. The objector’s petitions are filed with the same office in which the nominating petitions are filed. Objections can be filed between December 23, 2014 and December 30, 2014 during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Administration Office. Please note City Hall will be closed at noon on Wednesday, December 24th and all day on Thursday, December 25th.

Copies of Candidate Packets can be obtained thru F.O.I.A. Copies will be available for immediate distribution after 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 15, 2014. Copies can be picked-up, mailed, or emailed.

2015 Candidate Guide
State of Illinois 2015 Candidate Guide(pdf):

2015 Candidate Guide